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-banded armadillo. 11 banded, nine banded, and people eat the armadillo, but in south america, they cook it like a taco. when you're there with the natives, people live there, they'll cook it like this, but he's the only armadillo in the world even an ant can't penetrate that. >> it's amazing. >> touch it, see how hard it is. you won't believe this, only animal in the world to carry leprosy. >> now you tell me! >> that is the old days, i hope. >> what do you mean, you hope? if you just gave me leprosy -- >> look it up when you go back to your room. >> i believe you. i'd rather you tell me before i touched him. >> i forgot to tell you, i usually tell people before they touch it, some people don't want to touch it. go ahead, buddy, go ahead. >> we need to take a break while i have a leprosy test. >>> next, animal responsible for the worst bite of jack's life, can you guess what it is? first, another of jack's close encounter, you'll be surprised to hear, lions. >> got one. you can see they are going to gang up on us, because he's almost enticing this one that's closest. >> did you say he's going t
putin that could >>> the "los angeles times" has published thousands of files if the boy souths of america detailed allegations of sexual abuse by employees and volunteers including alleged incidents that happened between 1985 and 1991, the scouts kept many files private, until now. the alleged abusers include doctors, teachers and priests. in 2010 the organization mandated that any suspected abuse be reported to police. we have a link to the database on abc7news.com. look under see it on tv >> russia's parliament has approved a measure to ban americans from adopting russian children. now president vladimir putin is debating whether to sign it. the bill is in response to a new u.s. law calling for sanctions for russia found to have violated human rights 46 children about to be adopted by u.s. citizens will stay in russia, if the bill is signed. >>> president obama is cutting short his holiday to resume fiscal cliff negotiations. the white house says the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-eye to washington. lawmakers have less than a week to come up to agreement on how
. >>> the "los angeles times" has published thousands of files if the boy souths of america detailed allegations of sexual abuse by employees and volunteers including alleged incidents that happened between 1985 and 1991, the scouts kept many files private, until now. the alleged abusers include doctors, teachers and priests. in 2010 the organization mandated that any suspected abuse be reported to police. we have a link to the database on abc7news.com. look under see it on tv >> russia's parliament has approved a measure to ban americans from adopting russian children. now president vladimir putin is debating whether to sign it. the bill is in response to a new u.s. law calling for sanctions for russia found to have violated human rights 46 children about to be adopted by u.s. citizens will stay in russia, if the bill is signed. >>> president obama is cutting short his holiday to resume fiscal cliff negotiations. the white house says the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-eye to washington. lawmakers have less than a week to come up to agreement on how to avoid tax increases and spend
, europe, and then he is going to come to north america, follow-up to south america. we expect santa based on our experience of tracking him and obviously we don't control where he goes, but we just know that he likes to stop between country 9:00 and midnight at every home -- >> that's the best time. all the kids need to be in bed before 9:00 p.m. tonight, so parents mark your clocks. major general, thank you for taking time out for us. we appreciate it. >> all right, thomas. my pleasure. merry christmas to you and your team there. >> thank you so much. back at you. that's going to wrap things up for me this hour. thanks so much. in the next hour i'm going to have a chance to speak with democratic congresswoman karen bass. is she hopeful that a fiscal cliff deal will be struck before the new year? (all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana sea
goodell. >>> and this is what it takes to complete the tallest building in north and south america. we'll go to lower manhattan, where the final piece of the new one world trade center is being assembled as we speak. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by citi price rewind. buy now, save later. wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. ♪ [spider-man] we got this. ♪ ♪ [mom] this hero stuff is easy! [ female announcer ] over every holiday season your mouth has been snacking, gift stacking nutcracking and yellowing. because if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest whitestrips remove over 10 years of stains, just in ti
to cut costs and automate operations to compete with aggressive rivals in canada and south america. that is pitting them against unions, which are struggling to reserve high-paying jobs for the middle-class members. it was resolved late tuesday, according to this article. here is the front page of the press." feet frefree state says detroit out of time to fix its fiscal mess. falling revenues and rising expenses. the state of michigan delivered an abrupt ultimatum to the city wednesday. move quickly toward reform, or an emergency financial manager will be reported. -- a ppointed. -- appointed. dana in california, republican. caller: i'm 56 years old. i live in california. i can give the perspective of what has happened in my state and the economy and all that stuff. back in 1982, i was making $8.50 an hour. but i have seen happen in my state and happening in more, not just illegal immigrants, but our children. i have watched my state do a nose dive. people cannot afford more things. i'm watching them destroy our social system, our schools. it is absolute insanity, but i see happeni
't die in eastern europe. they didn't die in africa or south america. they died right here in our own country trying to get all of our people to become participants in a democratic process. and bright now, there is an attempt on the part of several members of the congress, both democrats and republicans to get the posters service to issue a stamp in honor of these three young men. [applause] so we had to organize. we had to mobilize. we had to speak a period we had to speak out. we had to get in trouble, big trouble, necessary trouble. dr. martin luther king junior received a nobel peace prize in december 1964 after president johnson signed the civil rights act in july 1964. dr. curt king had a mini with the president and told him he needed a voting rights act. and president lyndon johnson told dr. king in so many words, we had to get a voting rights back. i just signed the civil rights act. dr. martin luther king jr. came back to atlanta, but with a group of us. my organization was already involved in selma. the only time a person could even attempt to register to vote with the first
were central or south america. they died right here in their own country tried to get all their people to become participated in the democratic process. and right now there is an attempt on the part of several members of congress, both democrats and republicans to get the postal service to issue a stay on in honor of these three young men. [applause] so we had to work in as. we mobilize. we had to speak up, we had to speak out. we had to get in trouble, good trouble, necessary travel. after dark or martin luther king received the nobel peace prize in december 1964, after president johnson signed the civil rights act in july 1964, dr. king had a meeting with the president. when he returned from europe, told him we needed voting rights act. president clinton johnson told dr. king in so many words, we don't have the votes in the congress to get it out of my sight pass. dr. martin luther king junior came back to atlanta, but with a group of us. my organization was already involved. and selma, the harder the bite. the only time a person could even attempt to register to vote for the first a
, south america. the tradition is baby jesus puts unwrapped gifts around your bed. trip over the presents. rick: very quiet when he puts those gifts. clayton: he would have to be. rick: in germany, children put their shoes outside with hay and carrots for the reindeer. >> that is sweet. really cute. a girl who works here telling me her kindergarten class for her little child the teacher put baggies for the children to take home. had dry oatmeal and glitter. put it in the front yard so the reindeer can eat that while santa is inside. so the glitter they can see from the sky. rick: they know where to go clayton: anita writes us. because my husband has so much trouble getting up in the morning we open sock gifts. that will get him up. e-mail us your thoughts on odd christmas traditions. >> these are neat traditions a lot of family feuds happen around the christmas table. there was a survey done. the four top reasons you get arguments around the christmastime. flying across the country to visit your family, your husband, your wife, might think, hey, that is way too expensive and this can caus
include central and south america, a lot of people wear special underwear to ring in the new year. >> in brazil, they wear white and brand new underwear. i guess you want to start things off right. start fresh. >> i can sign on to this tradition. okay. don't get a close-up on me. i'm for new underwear. okay. what else? >> let's go to denmark, perhaps. people jump off chairs in unison at midnight. that's to rid people of negative spirits from the previous year. >> all right. >> good one. >> spain, natalie, you know about this one. we're going to show it. >> we're going to demo. it sounds easy to eat 12 grapes. it is not easy. >> do we have the chimes? >> we're going to do it. so 30 seconds on the clock, please. >> this should go well. >> are we going to hear this? [ chiming ] >> you can't even get them in your mouth. oh, my -- good work. >> thank you. this is what happens when you've been pounding campaign all night. you can't deliver a grape into your mouth at close range. >> i'm dead sober. how do they do this drunk? >> you littered the floor with grapes. >> i'm sorry. >> they di
booties. >> reporter: where it's not just the booties, just about everything, made in america. wzzm. >> as part of our great michigan christmas. >> reporter: and in south bend, indiana, wbnd finding a pen maker. and with their help, he's now selling his made in america pens to the world. >> going to china and japan instead of the other way around. >> reporter: and it turns out this made in america conversation has taken off elsewhere, too. so many americans going on twitter, and for the first time, a tally. since we started this journey, 946,565 tweets with those three words, made in america. "world news" viewers, a huge part of that. like samantha. just tweeted me, "did a little christmas shopping today for some friends, and the best part? all of it was #madeinamerica." and she sent me the picture to prove it. and who noticed this conversation? one of the founders of twitter. and we found him in new york, as he was shopping for made in america. he's seen the trend of twitter. and you've seen it? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: jack dorsey. and without him, we wouldn't be sending those 14
>>> making news in america this morning, christmas chaos across the south. >> tornadoes, dozens of them, tear through several states, causing death, widespread damage and tens of thousands in the dark. >>> this morning, it's back to business for president obama. his cutting short his hawaiian vacation, to return to washington to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> deep discounts. if you're not sick of the mall just yet, you're going to find sales today. >>> and the holiday homecoming. one family never imagined was possible. how a chance encounter by a caring stranger put a pup back in the arms of the little girl who loves her. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm muhammad lila. >> and i'm brandi hitt. paula and rob are off this morning. travel could be a challenge across much of the country. tornadoes, rain, snow, even a blizzard are all a threat. >> they are picking up the piece of a series of storms turned deadly. wendy gillette is joining us with more now. wendy? >> reporter: muhammad and brandi, we may dream of a white christmas. and many of us got one. but these storms also delivered a
're following tonight. a series of storms set to barrel across america, possibly producing christmas day tornadoes in the south and then a huge mess in the northeast. just as people are trying to get home after the holiday. in parts of the country, the action has already begun, and here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: it's the nightmare before christmas travelers were hoping to avoid. blankets of snow from central new york to northern california creating christmas chaos for some parts of the country. >> we're hoping we don't sit on the runway. we did that last time and it's not fun. >> reporter: in chicago, paula gagerman and her three daughters arrived early for their christmas eve flight. they are among the millions taking to the crowded skies today. what's that stress like when you got to get somewhere and you're traveling with family and it's not -- mother nature is not cooperating? >> extremely stressful. >> we're like, come on, come on, come on. we just want to get there. come on, we're going to be late, we're going to be late, come on. it's really annoying. >> reporter: in northe
percolating in south korea. but it's now hitting america, big-time. >> thank you very much. >>> a lot of other news breaking overnight. for that, mr. ron claiborne. >> in the news, the boss of the two australian deejays behind the prank call to kate middleton's hospital room is speaking out. the deejays have been pulled off the air, after one of the nurses who answered the call died, in an apparent suicide. but the station is refusing to fire those deejays. >>> and president obama has requested $60 billion in federal aid for states that were devastated by superstorm sandy. it may not pass in congress until next year because of the fiscal cliff situation. >>> and some electronic device bans could be lifted. in a letter to the faa, the agency called for greater use of portable devices on planes. i thought they affected navigation systems. but maybe that's not true. >>> and finally, a fish tale with a picture to prove it. a fisherman caught what is believed to be the biggest yellow fin tuna ever. landed on rod and reel, that is. 459 pounds. he fought the fish for two hours. the previous record, d
. >>> families in the south bay enjoying a winter wonderland tonight in north america. the entertainment included live shows and games. wonderland will stay at north america through january 4. children four years and under get in for free. >>> a lot of fresh new snow in the sierra tonight and an incredible example of human nature. a chain installers mission to return a lost wedding ring. >> ch >>> a manhole cover exploded in downtown san francisco this evening. pg & e says it was caused by an underground vault fire. the blast happened around 5:00 this evening near the corner of third and mission street. the intersection was closed to traffic for a while as crews put out the fire. no one was injured and there was no power outages. >>> investigators have found a note and human remains at the home of a man who's accused of deliberately setting a fire and then shooting and killing two firefighters that arrived at the scene. david lee miller has the new details emerging on the man at the center of this attack. >> reporter: when firefighters arrived at the home of adam spangler they did not know they w
of manufacturing has moved from the midwest, the kind of rust belt of america to the south in part because those southern states are right-to-work. can i mention one other thing if i could, bill, about this issue that is important? bill: sure. >> there is so much misinformation what it means to be a right-to-work state. i want your viewers to know this, if you're a right-to-work state it does not ban unions, bill. simply means that workers who work for a unionized company have the right as an individual to join the union or not. it does not ban unions. bill: to be more specific, if you're not a member of a union, in michigan you're required to pay union dues. >> that is exactly right. bill: under this law you're no longer required to pay dues for something you're not gets service for anyway. >> that's right. the worker has the right to pay the union dues or not. really i think it is much a civil liberties issue. bill: in one hour we'll take it up with a democratic lawmaker in michigan that is none too happy about it. you predict within 10 years all but 15 states will have the same new law that m
. >>> making news in america this morning. christmas chaos across the south. >> tornadoes, dozens of them, tear through several states, causing death, widespread damage and leaving tens of thousands in the dark. >>> also this morning, it's back to business for president obama. he's cutting short his hawaiian vacation, to return to washington. hoping to strike a last-minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> plus, deep discounts. if you're not sick of the mall just yet, you're going to find some great sales today. why a loss for retailers could be your gain. >>> and the holiday homecoming. one family never imagined was possible. how a chance encounter by a caring stranger put a dog-napped
as the on poll i go. >> reporter: the gangnam style song is poking fund of south korea's gangnam district, hence the equine themes. but little subtlety about a song in 2004, lashing out at america's involvement in the iraqi war and their presence in south korea. psy was covering another band song with lyrics translating to violent retaliation against american forces accused of wartime torture and abuse. he has since apologized profusely. speaking of the limits of the language of self-expression and saying he was deeply sorry for how those lyrics that could be interpreted. some say that doesn't jibe with taping at national building museum. in this heady highly political sized times in washington, nothing can be done without a political angle. inside the production team rehearsed. outside in the spirit of the holidays, a public less concerned with controversy, real or perceived. >> it would be tough. i mean, especially to the people. >> reporter: and even a bit of advice for the south korean pop star. >> i would say keep it to the music and stay out of the whole political stuff, you know. >> repor
. we have a great group who truly understands we are here to represent the great state of south carolina and the citizens of america, and i thank them all for their friendship. finally, i'd like to thank all of my colleagues here in the house. we may not always agree on things, but we are here for a reason, to try and make this nation better. as i prepare to move to the united states senate, it is that belief that makes me incredibly optimistic about our future. the battles of today will in the future be seen as a positive turning point for our nation where we got our fiscal house back in order and revitalized the american dream for our children and our grandchildren. i look forward to continuing to serve the res. dents -- residents of south carolina, some of the most passionate people in our nation, and i will never forget my time here in the people's house where we worked every single day to build a brighter future for our nation. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until 10:00 a.m. you and also on our w
compliment. >> he made the point that ideas matter. it also matter in national security. america realized it could not win the cold war if it still had a scandalous segregation in the south. winning the civil rights battle at home was a precondition of winning the fight politically across the globe. i think looking from the outside there is the same danger now. when i go to china and i criticize them for their lack of democracy, they say but we are educating all our people. you did not do that in britain and america. when i had been in the middle east, and talk to people on the edge of radicalism, they say look at the protest in justices in your british and european and american nations. we would never allow that under an islamic state. these are self-serving versions of the truth. the allies even. nevertheless, they have power. i wanted to what extent american political leaders can articulate the case that as long as there is inequality driven by education in america, that america provides bill leadership that the world needs is compromise. one of the things it reminds me of its argument
determination and our numbers, we shall splinter the segregated south into a thousand pieces, put them together in the image of god and democracy. we must say, "wake up, america! wake up!" for we cannot stop, and we will not and cannot be patient. amy goodman: that remarkable speech that you gave on august 28th, 1963. you were the youngest speaker at the march on washington. you spoke before dr. king. rep. john lewis: i spoke number six. dr. king was the last speaker. he spoke number 10. that day, when a. philip randolph introduced me, and he said, "and i present to you, young john lewis, national chairman of the student nonviolent coordinating committee," i looked to my right, i saw many other young people sort of cheering me on; looked to my left, and i saw young people up in the trees trying to get a better view of the crowd; then i looked straight ahead, and i said to myself, "this is it. i must do my best." and that's what i tried to do. when i was working on the speech, i was reading a copy of the new york times, and i saw a group of black women in southern africa carrying signs saying, "
% in the west. we were you were 50%, 60% in the south and in the northeast. so we had great strength in many areas but areas like the government, the center region, canada, latin america, we had poor execution. >> now, you do some work -- this is the first time i asked you about this. for the oil and gas industry. what do you guys do for oil and gas? we know what do you for amazon, what you do for retailers and for government. i never heard you talk about this sector. >> oil and gas is a big data problem. we look at massive amounts of data and define patterns so people know where to drill so that's on one hand and then on the other hand it's an integration problem. they have lots of sources of data that need to be integrated and they need to manage their supply chains so we are the infrastructure for that industry. >> so in other words like they get a reservoir map and you figure out what is likelihood of where oil could be found. >> yeah, yeah. we look at massive amounts of data and we find patterns in that data. no different than what i do with my basketball team. who do i sell jerseys do
. ♪ gangnam style >> reporter: just as south korean rapper psy and his song "gangnam style" approached 1 billion youtube views, the research on his america-bashing past ended the good times. ♪ gangnam style >> reporter: no such problems for carly rae jepsen whose only crime was planting a song into the personal hard drive of every american for all eternity. ♪ but here's my number ♪ so call me maybe >> reporter: let's see, what else? oh, nasa dropped a rover on mars. >> touchdown confirmed. >> reporter: a dude broke the sound barrier while sky-diving from the edge of outer space. mark zuckerberg took his little dorm room project public. while another harvard man took over the nba. and still another stunned the country by upholding the president's health care law from the big chair on the united states supreme court. it was enough to make one more harvard guy sing. ♪ i'm so in love with you >> reporter: not quite as strong a year for the harvard of the pacific northwest. reed college, represented here on "wheel of fortune." >> fan, fan, wand! oh! >> reporter: 2012 was a tantalizing
know, the unhealthiest states in america on this survey, all in the deep south. all the healthiest states. all in new england. vermont, new hampshire, connecticut, massachusetts. >> except for my house. >> except for your house. >> major cities that have people moving around, too, as well. >>> coming up, michigan governor rick snyder will join us and "new york times" columnist thomas friedman, richard wolffe and hollywood producer harvey weinstein. >>> up next, mike allen is here with us in new york. with the top stories in the "politico playbook." >>> but first, is it phil cabins? i like that. >> phil. >> bill karins. he is the best with a check on the forecast. bill. >> good wednesday morning, everyone. not a lot of big weather headlines out there going to cause you problems today. just a few interesting side notes. let's get to the new england area first. a little colder this morning than yesterday. so definitely warmer clothes and the winter gear, especially north of i-95. it's going to be a beautiful winter afternoon, though. temperatures are going to be in the mid to upper 40
earned this seat for what i know he's going to do in making south carolina and making our country proud. >> let's bring back "the gaggle," daniela gibbs-leger. a.b. stoddard. >> we know we have issues with nonwhite america. >> yes. >> can tim scott help? >> no. and i feel -- i felt pained when i heard her have to keep saying "he earned it, he earned you h? that republicans have been good about putting people of color on stage and they deserve some credit for that. but when you look at their po policies, that's what turns off people of color. >> that has been the issue. as daniela points out, the people on stage look like america. president bush's cabinet looked like america. but it is not translating. >> well, also, the democrats heavily target the black republicans in congress. allen white has had one of the hardest re-election fights. mia love, they spent a lot of money knocking her down as a challenger in utah. he's a conservative. >> i was just going to say, who's going to have the hardest time, nikki haley or tim scott? >> i don't know, lindsey graham probably the most. as somebod
? >> no cousins, look i'm from rural south carolina, i grew up in a small town where i spent my formative years running from large harry people named bubba, many of them women. i know the culture and it's an important part of america. if you think that a politician can stop an embarrassing tv show ask chris christie what lucky's had with skwrers ra jersey shore. that's what reality tv does. on the other hand mockery is mockery you can always find dopes in any community. you hear a lot of complaints from southerners how they are portrayed in the media, they are always dopey, how kwra y'all doing, you dummies. they say there are no other groups that would be treat thed way. there would never be a buck wild show in the inner-city or a heavily latino area. is this the case that everybody has to put up with abuse or do some groups get to skate and some groups getting treat thed way it is pretty amazing that we've got a hey, look at all them yokles on tr right now. bill: that is thr- is mrs. bubba to you by the way. the senator goes on, instead of showcasing the beauty and people of our state you pre
this morning. top speeds of 200 miles an hour. that's america's money, . -- >>> good morning. you are looking live from sutro cam it is raining out there, going to be in most places right now heading from san francisco into south san francisco and alameda. >>> san francisco's city officials could pay municipal workers to take better care of themselves to save on health the city is trying to come up with a plan in response to a study that phone 66% of workers were overweight or 0 -- that found 66% of workers were overweight or obese, so were their children. >>> severe storms swept part of the country yesterday triggering more than#tgñ 30 tornadoes. dreams of a white christmas came true but caused major travel headaches. wendy gillette joins us live from new york with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. there are now reports ofíÑxeo 34 tornadoes spawned by this storm system. the nationalc@ñç weather service 1l,xf to confirm that number later today there may be duplications. this is a very strong system moving across the u.s.. this is just one ofmore than 30 reported tornadoes that touch
christmas eve subjective access to and a lot of people feel very strong about that. >> i live in the south, ground zero for the nra but further to the right of gun owners of america. it's a part of our culture. i was raised in a household with guns. my mother later on when she was a widow, had guns. my father was my first hero. and i describe in the piece, i think, for the first time publicly, how he was murdered. and it was not an ak-47. it was not a bushmaster. it was a 22, four bullets to the head. 20 years later, my brother krystofer, we're just a few months apart in age, he was murdered in a remarkably similar fashion. both of them were gun owners. neither of them had an opportunity to defend themselves. they were ambushed. so as a growing person and joining the marine corp, we were taught, everything about weaponry there is. i left the marine corp and have owned a gun nearly every day since. one, because i was a single mother. and with small children in a home and just me and not living in the most desirable neighborhood, i slept near the front door. i was raised in east st. louis an
they recover, south korea's defense ministry has warned that the technology involved shows that north korea already has the capability to fire a missile that could reach america's west coast. experts say it could be years before pyongyang is able to on such a missile with a nuclear warhead. but the concern is that if north korea conducts another nuclear test, you can learn more about how to miniaturized technology. which is a key step in building a nuclear weapons program. the missile comes as young north korea leader kim three seems to can consolidate his power. we are waiting to see if this affects china and their soup harris: you mentioned the evidence that south korea has found that the north will be able to fire at us, at our mainland, possibly come in the next two years. is there anything the south is doing at this point? people are feeling imminent danger. >> the south issued that warning about the capability about the missile tests. there is concern about the region, but it is very difficult to stop anything like that. we have some kind of missile patriots in different types of miss
from places like singapore, finland, japan, and south korea just to name a few. the study follows the much talked about "new york times" column by nicholas chrisoff who visited the appalachian hills of kentucky and found run disturbing reasons why some of america's poorest children are illiterate. nick joins me now live from the "times" to explain. so you go to jackson, kentucky, and people are running literacy programs there but tlrl parents who don't want their kids to learn to read. it just defies all logic and all tradition here in the united states of wanting our kids to have a better life. what's going on? >> well, it's heartbreaking because there is, in effect, an incentive for parents to try to gain the system and have their kids be diagnosed with an intellectual disability because then they can get payments each month until that child turns 18 under the ssi system. and so, you know, there's no doubt that ssi support is a lifeline to many parents with kids who truly are disabled. but also, according to people there, there's no doubt that there are a lot of fuzzier cases wh
. about 4:00 it will start to move south into the monterey bay area then tapers to showers all day tomorrow should be over by wednesday evening finally dry conditions for us starting thursday. >>> the news continues now with "good morning america." ♪ >>> andre rieu, with "silent night." we're looking forward to hearing more of that. we wish you all a merry christmas morning to everyone at home. thank you for joining us today, spending a little bit of time with us on the holiday. robin, of course, at home recovering, enjoying the holiday. george is with his family. great to have georsam, lara and very special guest. >> the one and only. >> merry christmas, everybody. >> what is the perfect christmas morning breakfast? well, this man knows the answer. he's going to make it for us. and you're going to find out how to make it at home. in case you haven't got it all rolling yet. >> it's simple. and you're going to give us the recipe. if you're getting up late this morning, why not make it this morning? >>> we want to admit to everybody, we're pretaping this show. we're actually at hom
respect to michael bloomberg, he ain't going to convince anybody in america that it's not a slippery slope. he's just not but joe manchin will. other conservatives from the south, out west. people that grew up in a hunting culture, where you walk around the gun room, you sat at night with cases around, with fathers that taught you how to use guns safely, those are the people that will sway this debate. >> here's what i will say about bloomberg that there is -- now, because of how much time he's served, real data in new york city, as to what he has been able to do, that shows certain important numbers going down. he'll talk more about that when he comes on the show. >> understand what i'm -- >> i know. >> understand what i'm saying about mike. mike has been out front on this for a very long time. i'm just talking about willie's concern and the concern of all of us that some law abiding nra members are not going to be moved and swayed by what michael bloomberg says, whereas a guy like joe manchin that grew up in this culture, that understands this culture. >> yeah. >> will be able to say, he
a shooting at an elementary school at newtown, connecticut. we'll return, though, to "good morning america," on the west coast. and for a look at the nation's weather. here's sam champion. >>> good morning, how are you? nice to see you. >> good morning, you guys. where are you all from? >> south carolina. >> you got to get on tv this morning. >> all right, let's get to the boards. here's a couple of things that we want to share with you. a big pattern change coming into the country this weekend. we'll try to get some cold air mixed in them with as well. so, we'll be looking for that. that starts this weekend into next week. now, the weekend has gotten an awful lot of warm air w that, we'll see this falling in the form of storms. strong storms are possible on that line. but next week, we'll start to get some cold air blending in. quick look at >>> that's not enough gma. here's what eye aes head "dancing with the stars" brooke burke-charvet. the latest on her medical battle. >>> and unprecedented "good morning america" live event. this soldier dad is about to get the surprise of his life whe
increase on january 1. colleagues, republicans as well as democrats, sign now, the signal that america needs. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman from south carolina is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, yesterday speaker boehner sent a letter to the president in response to his unreasonable proposal to how congress can avert the fiscal cliff. shortly after the election, the house republican leadership presented the president with a balanced framework of coupling spending come cutlers and reforms. it also states, quote, regrettably the proposal outlined on behalf of your administration contains very little in the way of common ground. the proposal calls for a $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue, twice the amount you supported during the campaign. end of quote. house republicans understand the necessity of finding a reasonable solution. we have made it very clear, we're willing to work with the senate leadership to find middle ground legi
on those fiscal cliff talks. south carolina republican nick mulvaney is on the house budget committee and he joins us live, next. let's give thanks - for an idea. a grand idea called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like lerty and rock 'n' roll. to free markets, free enterprise, and free refills. it put a man on the moon and a phone in your pocket. our country's gone through a lot over the centuries and a half. but this idea isn't fragile. when times get tough, it rallies us as one. every day, more people believe in the american idea and when they do, the dream comes true. we're grateful to be a part of it. and there is one store that recognizes it. the sleep number store. the only place in the world you'll find the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. an exclusive collection of innovations that totally individualizes your sleep. the only place you'll find the sleep number bed. a bed with dual-air technology that allows you to adjust to the support your bod
the election. >>> bank of america, merrill lynch predicts oil prices in this country will drop to $50 per barrel. the cause? difficulty in moving huge amounts of oil from the bakan oil fields in south dakota and in texas. they don't predict a corresponding drop in gas prices. world oil prices will stay high, and our gas prices will likely track that. >>> americans are upbeat about the economy. 43% of americans say they are optimistic about 2013 and believe the economy is rebounding, nearly twice as many as last year. >> can i ask? the other day, we were talking about the fiscal cliff. and you tell us it will be really, really bad. why does the market keep going up? >> everyone thinks they will fix it. in the market, the question, what will the top rate be for the highest earners. 37%? the market says there will be a deal and lower corporate tax rates. if there isn't a deal, after the first of the year, a big stock market sell-off. >> we'll talk about the 20 days left to the fiscal cliff, straight ahead. >>> still ahead, a prominent republican now officially a democrat. we'll take a closer
for nebraska and great lakes. deep south tornado sirens blaring. mobile, alabama, roofs have been ripped off, trees topple. a powerful storm moves through there. a warning in effect in mobile, alabama. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: why don't we get normal weather. always something extreme. it is causing delays and cancellations. they're trying to get home. going through chicago o'hare's airport the nation's second busiest airport. they're having a tough time. live screen left, you see minneapolis. screen right you see storm damage where it already went through in mobile, alabama. could be a rough couple days out there as the head -- storm heads our way, bill. >> meteorologist janice dean from the fox severe weather center. what do we need to know?, jd. >> blizzards and tornados. that is the theme of today's weather. tornado watch in effect until noon central time, portions of mississippi, louisiana, alabama and florida panhandle. many tornado warnings in around the mobile, in and around pensacola area and monroeville. we have a tornado warning around biloxi. that
called "dear america" popped up online. he calls for the death of american troop serving in iraq. this was not long after the news of the slaying of a south korea hostage. i want to give you an idea of why this has struck such a chord with people. cnn was able to translate the words and they are pretty shocking. the song goes in part, k those f'ing yankees who have been torturing iraqi captives and goes on to say, kill them slowly and painfully as well as their daughters, mothers, daughter-in-laws and father. you can see why this is getting a lot of attention. he apologized on friday and said while it's important to share our opinions, i understand the sacrifices american servicemen and women have made for democracy and freedom in my country and around the world. he also added that the song was part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in iraq and the killing of two korean school girls that was part of the overall anti-war sentiment shared by others around the world at the time. the school girls were struck and killed by a u.s. military vehicle. psy says he will forever be s
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